Washington Asbestos Lawyer
Spokane Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Over the past century, with its superior fire-retardant capabilities, asbestos was one of the most prevalent construction and building materials available. Asbestos was used in the many building materials such as ceiling and wall insulation, brickwork, mortar, ceiling tiles, stucco, and wallboard. Asbestos was also a common component in automotive parts such as brake pads, clutches and other heat-sensitive parts. It was also found extensively in insulation wrapping around the piping and engines used in the mining, shipping, railroad and manufacturing industries. Although products made with asbestos have been banned in the United States since 1989 by the Environmental Protection Agency, many older homes and commercial buildings still contain significant amounts of asbestos, which remain a threat to homeowners and workers. Electricians, plumbers and carpenters who work on older houses can be inadvertently exposed to asbestos, if careful precautions are not taken.
However, what homeowners and workers didn't know was that when disturbed, these airborne microscopic asbestos fibers become extremely dangerous. As they are breathed into the lungs, these sharp asbestos fibers become trapped inside the membranes of the walls of the lung and abdomen. Eventually they attack the lining of the lungs, major organs or body cavities. The end result is several forms of Mesothelioma a malignant form of cancer that is usually fatal. Asbestos has also been directly linked to asbestosis a debilitating lung disease that causes a chronic shortness of breath.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Washington asbestos lawyer, contact Craig Swapp & Associates right away. Our Spokane, Washington asbestos lawyers will take the time to answer your questions and provide you with a choice of legal options. Learn how we can help your family recover financially from this dangerous product. Please contact us immediately.
Because we accept your case on a contingency basis, there is no legal fee unless we recover a financial settlement for you. Contact us today and see how we can help you and your family.